Author:
Shawn Moak, Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Accidents
  • German
  • Germany
  • Geschichten
  • Headlines
  • Nachrichten
  • Schlagzeilen
  • Stories
  • The News
  • Unfälle
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, German

    German Level 3, Activity 10: Nachrichten / News (Face to Face)

    German Level 3, Activity 10: Nachrichten / News (Face to Face)

    Overview

    Students will practice coming up with their own news stories using pictures and headlines provided.

    Activity Information

    Did you know that you can access the complete collection of Pathways Project German activities in our new Let’s Chat! German pressbook? View the book here: https://boisestate.pressbooks.pub/pathwaysgerman 

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    News / Nachrichten

    Description

    Students will practice coming up with their own news stories using pictures and headlines provided.

    Semantic Topics

    The News, Nachrichten, Stories, Geschichten, Accidents, Unfälle, Headlines, Schlagzeilen, Reading and Writing with Conjunctions to create more Complex Sentences, Lesen und Schreiben mit Konjunktionen, um komplexere Sätze zu bilden,

    Products 

    News Photos, Nachrichten Fotos

    Practices 

    News in German speaking countries.  Nachrichten im deutschsprachigen Raum.

    Perspectives

    Value of the freedom of the press in German speaking countries.  Wert der Pressefreiheit im deutschsprachigen Raum.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

    Idaho State Content Standards

    • Objective: COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • ObjectiveCOMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can create a fictional story.
    • I can relate a story to a specific topic.
    • I can present the topic to my peers.

    Materials Needed

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    Warm-Up

    Talk about what news stories they heard in the news today.

    • Sprechen Sie darüber, welche Nachrichten sie heute in den Nachrichten gehört haben.

    Main Activity

    1. Students draw a card.

    • Schüler ziehen eine Karte.

    2. Then spend 5-10 minutes preparing a short news report based on the headline and picture provided on the card.

    • Dann verbringen Sie 5-10 Minuten damit, einen kurzen Nachrichtenbericht basierend auf der Schlagzeile und dem Bild auf der Karte vorzubereiten.

    3. Students can be as creative as they like.

    • Die Schüler können so kreativ sein, wie sie möchten.

    Wrap-Up

    Ask students the following question to finish the activity:

    • Was machst du dieses Wochenende? (What are you doing this weekend?)

    Cultural Resources

    Here is a link to Deutsche Welle, a German news organization.

    End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
      their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

    • I can create a fictional story.
    • I can relate a story to a specific topic.
    • I can present the topic to my peers.